Additive manufacturing

The idea, now considered simple and straightforward, by which any object can be built superposing layers of materials (i.e. in an additive way) differs from the traditional manufacturing processes which use material distribution (such as injection molding, casting, rolling, forging, etc.) or material removal (such as drilling, turning, milling, grinding, etc.).

According to ISO/ASTM 52900:2015 standard, Additive Manufacturing (AM) represents

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Augmented Reality

During the last years, researchers and engineers have been using information technology, personal computers, tablets and even smart phones in order to take images out of TV sets and computer screens and integrate them into real life environments. Such technology, the Augmented Reality as it was called, makes the line between real life and computer generated reality disappear and augments

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Internet of Things

"The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect and exchange data, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in efficiency improvements, economic benefits, and reduced human exertions" [].


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Industry 4.0 concepts

There is no definition of Industry 4.0 internationally accepted so far.

The concept of Industry 4.0 joins technological achievements from recent years with a vision of future intelligent and automated production systems, in which a real world is connected with a virtual one, ensuring more efficient use of available information. Industry 4.0 brings the physical and virtual worlds together to fundamentally change how products are made.

Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution. The term "Industry 4.0" originates from a project in the high-tech strategy of the German government. General definition: „Industry 4.0 is a name for

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MAGIC project main results

  • IO1 A Student Beginner’s Guide on ‘Industry 4.0 for Global Manufacturing’: This is an original and novel teaser student buide on the topic of Industry 4.0 for Global Digital Manufacturing in order to train them and help attract them to careers in the domain of manufacturing;
  • IO2 Curriculum for Industry 4.0 for Global Digital Manufacturing: This is an original, joint curriculum on ‘Industry 4.0 for Global Digital Manufacturing’ that aims to bridge the gap between the Industry and Universities;
  • IO3 Joint Modular course & book on Industry 4.0 for Global Digital Manufacturing This will be a modular course and ISBN-based book on ‘Industry 4.0 for Global Digital Manufacturing’, covering a range of topics in e-learning format as an open educational resource on the MAGIC OER platform. IO3 will present evolving technologies such as additive manufacturing, virtual and augmented reality, automation, robotics, etc. IO3 will provide HEI trainers with a set of resources they can use to effectively transfer knowledge to students on IND4.0 and gm.
  • IO4 Research Report on additive manufacturing for the future. This is an original and comprehensive research report on the future of Additive Manufacturing, which is considered one of the founding pillars of Digital Manufacturing for Industry 4.0
  • IO5 Case studies on Industry 4.0: This will be in the form a set of novel case-studies demonstrating the use of IND4.0 elements (eg. Robotics, 3D Printing, Reverse Engineering). The case-studies will be primarily used by HEI trainers, aimed at knowledge transfer taking place in first cycle of degree studies (i.e. Bachelor). However, IO5 can be also used for short training courses explicitly aimed at SME level, to help raise awareness and knowledge on global digital manufacturing sector;
  • IO6 OER Platform for the Modular course on ‘Industry 4.0 for Global Digital Manufacturing’. IO6 will be in an Open Education Resource (OER) developed explicitly for MAGIC’s joint modular course on Industry 4.0 for Global Manufacturing. It is aimed for a range of target audiences including HEI trainers and students of first cycle of studies (Bachelor). In addition, the OER is explicitly intended to provide MAGIC courseware in open format to make it easy to be exploited by stakeholders within SMEs and other industrial entities, this intended to help raise awareness and knowledge on the importance of global digital manufacturing sector.


Augmented Reality Technologies

Global Digital Manufacturing

4th Industrial Revolution

Virtual Reality Technologies